Answer the question
1. What is the biopsychosocial perspective? Juan, a 10 year old boy, has been diagnosed with diabetes. Describe his experience with the disease from the biopsychosocial perspective.
2. Review the two primary perspectives of the mind-body problem. How is the debate relevant to a discussion of health and illness?
3. What are stress appraisals (Lazarus)? Discuss the relationship between primary and secondary appraisal.
4. Compare and contrast Cannon’s fight-or-flight response with Selye’s general adaptation syndrome.
5. How does social support impact stress and health (know about the kinds of social support and their influence on stress and the different models of how social support reduces the impact of stress on health)?
6. Your friend has just been told that he has Type A behavior pattern. Help him understand the concept and the various factors that contribute to its development and maintenance.
7. Compare and contrast the buffering and direct effects hypotheses.
8. Compare and contrast emotion-focused and problem-focused coping. Know what each type of coping is, including examples and who (including demographic factors that contribute to coping) is more likely to engage in which types of coping.
9. What were the primary findings Billings and Moos? What are the implications of these findings for predicting who will use which type of coping strategy?
10. How does stress management relate to Type A behavior and Hypertension? Make sure you can identify characteristics of Type A and Type B personalities and how they are related to stress management.
11. Compare and contrast primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. Given an example of each approach to prevention.
12. Models of behavior change: Theory of Planned Behavior, Stages of Change, Health Belief Model
a. What are the major components and the limitations of each model (be able to identify stages/components of each model from examples)?
13. Why we sleep and how sleep impacts our health (blue light, sleep hygiene, impact of sleep on hormones that regulate eating behaviors)? How to we study sleep? How is sleep related to learning and memory (how is REM related to learning/memory)?
14. Explain set-point theory, including an example that supports it and an example that refutes it.
15. You have just been hired to develop a successful weight reduction and exercise program for your company. Outline the basics of your plan.